I am an enthusiastic and personable education professional with broad teaching skills and significant experience working with students of all levels and cultures. I have a keen ability to partner with students of all ages and parents to assess needs, motivate and encourage students, and utilize specific instruction to facilitate growth and learning. I have extensive experience in needs assessment, program development, and evaluation. I have excellent business acumen with expertise in creating and executing comprehensive training programs and building strong, cohesive teams.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Grossmont College - Associate in Science, Electronic Technology and Computer Technical
Undergraduate Degree: Chapman University - Bachelors, Richard G. Evans
Tutoring, Computers, playing Luminosity
College Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High School Computer Science
High School Physics
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Introduce myself and get acquainted. Find out the objectives that need to be met. Discuss with the student the course he/she is taking, difficulties that they may have in the course, and ask the student what they want from me.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Challenge the student to do the work themselves. Keep them motivated by constantly showing them the value of the material and how it relates to them in their personnel lives.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Show them the value of the material and how they can use it in their personnel lives. Help the student maintain self-confidence in themselves.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Take a break, spend a few minutes talking about the student's special interests, and then attack the difficulty from a different point of view.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Slow down so that the student will not lose self-confidence. Experiment with of methods of building reading comprehension and memory of more in-depth material on these two subjects.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
Maintain interest in the student, build their self-confidence, and keep showing them the value of the material they are studying.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
Show how much they have improved, praise them on their accomplishments no matter how small, and reward them somehow, even if it's giving them a nickel.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Quiz the student, both verbally and by testing, using variations in the wording of the questions.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Praise and show how much he/she has learned. Say that they should be very proud of themselves.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
Continuously testing and quizzing them while maintaining an in-depth log of their progress.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By treating the student as a knowledgeable young person. Talk to them at their level and show that you are proud of what they are doing.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
The textbook, workbooks, cheat sheets, tables if necessary, PowerPoint lectures, and apps that may help explain or give a different viewpoint of the subject.